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Blacksumac Piper

alaScore 97

2 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Webcams the Blacksumac Piper is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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This Tiny Gizmo Is All You Need to Automate and Protect Your Home

 

Piper is not just a security camera that streams live video to your iPhone on demand. It's also a weather station, a programmable motion- and sound-detecting device, a data-visualization tool for your in-home habits, a wireless hub for controlling...

Versatile feature set includes security, home-automation, and data-visualization tools. Simple setup and operation. Excellent video-watching options without a monthly storage/service charge. Logical, easy-to-use programming and customization options

Streaming video quality is murky. Only interacts with Z-Wave devices, unlike multiprotocol standalone home-automation hubs

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Blacksumac Piper

 

With its integrated and Z-Wave based sensors, the Blacksumac Piper is more than a surveillance camera. It's a full home automation hub.

Setup entirely by smartphone. Incredibly wide-angled lens sees whole room. HD video stream. Fast, decent 10x digital zoom/pan. Z-Wave support for multiple sensors. Multiple cameras supported on single Piper account. Stores up to 1,000 video clips in cloud

No night vision. Android app not available at launch. No Web-based view. No full buffer of recorded video in the cloud. Can't download video clips. No local video storage option

Not that long ago, Piper was one of many projects looking for crowdfunding, hoping to get off the ground with help from the general public rather than professional investors. The project, from Ottawa, Ontario-based Blacksumac, ended up making three...

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